Asiatic Society of Bangladesh

Scope and Content

Copies of emails between Shahryar Z.R. Iqbal, Council Member, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, and Adrian Thomas, Secretary, Royal Asiatic Society, concerning the payment of Iqbal's membership fees and his publications on the history of Bangladesh. Three emails, dated April 2002.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Asiatic Society of Bangladesh was established in 1952 as the Asiatic Society of Pakistan, but in 1972 was renamed as Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. The Asiatic Society of Bangladesh is a non-political and non-profit research organisation registered under both the Society Act of 1864 and NGO Bureau, Government of Bangladesh. The Society is managed by a 17-member council elected by members. Their tenure is for two years.

The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland was founded by the eminent Sanskrit scholar Sir Henry Thomas Colebrooke on the 15th March 1823. It received its Royal Charter from King George IV on the 11th August 1824 'for the investigation of subjects connected with and for the encouragement of science, literature and the arts in relation to Asia'. It continues as a forum for those who are interested in the languages, cultures and history of Asia to meet and exchange ideas.

Access Information

Open. Please contact the archivist. The archive is open on Tuesdays and Fridays 10-5, and Thursdays 2-5. Access is to any researcher without appointment but it will help if an appointment is made via phone or email. Please bring photo ID.

Acquisition Information

The material is part of the institutional records of the Society from its dealings with other organisations.

Archivist's Note

The material was catalogued by Nancy Charley, RAS Archivist, in 2019.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital photography (without flash) for research purposes may be permitted upon completion of a copyright declaration form, and with respect to current UK copyright law.

Custodial History

These papers were sent and received by the Royal Asiatic Society in the course of its business.

Related Material

Both the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Pakistan and the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh form part of this Society's Collections. More details can be found here.

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